Day: March 15, 2016

Comedian Quincy Jones appears on Ellen, tells DeGeneres about trying to stay alive and beat cancer

Quincy Jones, the comedian, appeared on Ellen and talked with Ellen DeGeneres about finding out he has incurable mesothelioma in August 2015 with a diagnosis of about a year left to live. “I don’t accept it,” Jones said. Jones told DeGeneres he’s doing yoga, eating healthy and undergoing chemotherapy every three weeks. “First of all, your attitude is amazing,” DeGeneres told him. “For you to have that in your head that someone says you have six more months to live, you seem healthy, and I think — you know, they say laughter is the best medicine, and you make everybody laugh,...

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Tom Shillue accuses “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” of editing his own satire out of context

What happens when one satirical late-night TV show that focuses on news and politics pokes fun at another satirical late-night TV show that focuses on news and politics? Is that a comedy scandal? “Yes!” said Tom Shillue on this morning’s Red Eye, which he hosts in the overnight hours for FOX News. “They took my show and pretended I was clueless, when I’m not clueless! I know what I’m doing!” They = Full Frontal with Samantha Bee on TBS, which last week brought out a staffer to bemoan the TV anchors and talking heads who claimed that the late...

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